The Weavers

Meet the Varanasi Weavers - antique, eccentric and a living tradition. Their skills flow from the Indo-Persian art masters that build India’s most mesmerizing monuments such as the Taj Mahal.

Despite their fame and talent, they are a struggling community. The industrial textile production, fake imitations, and change in fashion mindsets are making the weavers leave their traditional occupation to find new opportunities. Because of this, Upasana associated itself with the skilled weavers to walk together towards new market fields where the handwork can develop in its full potential in these changing times.

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